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relaxcris
Chatty Knitter

USA
197 Posts

Posted - 11/25/2006 :  6:55:11 PM  Show Profile Send relaxcris a Private Message
ok , I took the plunge and tried dyeing some yarn I had with koolaid....amazing fun. it's my first lesson before I advance to acid dyes.
I'm not really thrilled with one of the colors I used and wonder can I redye it with more of the same color koolaid for a darker hue or even with another color koolaid??? Also
do I have to wait until this dye dries before redoing???


thanks!

Chris

Gelliott
Seriously Hooked

USA
911 Posts

Posted - 11/25/2006 :  9:10:19 PM  Show Profile Send Gelliott a Private Message
I have a ball of bright yellowish green that I find very garish (dyed with KoolAid).
Since i didn't want to rewind it into a skein, i tried knitting a swatch and then overdying with a quick bath in a small amount of blue fabric dye. It turned our beautiful! So if will knit something out of it and then dye the garment.

I don't see why you can't dye several times. Just watch out for felting action if you use boiling water repeatedly. (I have redyed yarn before it dried--no problem).

Gelliott
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truly violet
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6398 Posts

Posted - 11/26/2006 :  05:55:55 AM  Show Profile  Visit truly violet's Homepage Send truly violet a Private Message
i do it all the time
and I also redye commercial yarn
i had dyed some roving pond scum green
which i hated
i overdyed it numerous times to get a nicely shaded teal

vi

none of this will matter in 100 years.......
except I will finally be at my goal weight...vi
http://notashyviolet.blogspot.com/ ~now with chickens!
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Ditzy Girl
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USA
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Posted - 11/26/2006 :  09:19:21 AM  Show Profile Send Ditzy Girl a Private Message
Chris thanks for asking this ? I have some yarn I dyed and really don't like that much so I will knit it up and redye and see what happens.

Zola, Seattle, Wash.

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KCShaw
Gabber Extraordinaire

USA
393 Posts

Posted - 01/08/2007 :  10:06:12 PM  Show Profile Send KCShaw a Private Message
I buy yarn a lot with the intent to over dye. I can't stop thinking if it just had a tad of color variance..it would be perfect. I also like to check out discount bins for possibilities. Ugly ocre can be a beautiful earthy raspberry with deep golds and olives with just a bit of dye play!
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